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ESPN's Top College Football Seasons: Tony Dorsett And Hugh Green Nominated On Top Ten List

Tim Tebow made ESPN's list (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Tim Tebow made ESPN's list (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Pitt's had plenty of big time players through the years, but even I was a bit surprised to see them with two of the ten greatest individual seasons of all-time according to ESPN's SportsNation.

Both Tony Dorsett and Hugh Green made the cut and along with Texas (Ricky Williams and Vince Young) and USC (Marcus Allen and Reggie Bush), had two representatives.

These types of lists are always a bit partial, but this one is even more so. For one, if only ten players are selected, how do three schools get three players? Even worse is that Green is the only defensive representative and the other players are all quarterbacks and running backs.

College football is more about offense than defense, so I don't have a problem with it being a bit skewed towards offense. But one defensive player? Really, ESPN? If it's that difficult to find great defensive seasons, then have rankings for both offensive and defensive players. I'm not one to pile on ESPN. It'd be a bit hypocritical to slam them for doing 'everything wrong' while my TV is tuned to them more times than not. Still, I think this could have been done a bit better.

Another thing is that Dorsett is the only representative pre-1980, even though the list is from the past 50 seasons ... so it's ESPN-era heavy with more recent players (in fact, four of the ten are from 2005 or later). Sorry, but if the list is supposed to go back to 1962, you've got to have a couple of older players on it. And you certainly can't have four players from the last seven years.

Still, if you want to weigh in, you can vote here.

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